On Friday, as noted by the ever-alert Dan Kennedy of Media Nation (whose new page looks mighty familiar, no?), the Boston Globe acknowledged that this August 17th editorial had ripped off this Todd Domke post on WBUR’s website.
(Tip o’ the pixel to the splendid commenter who sent the hardreading staff this last night: “The plagiarism flap over an unnamed Globe editorial which copied words and structure of a commentary (on Biden’s chains comment) that Todd Domke wrote for BUR web site may be in both papers tomorrow. Dan Kennedy has an account on his blog. BG wants to put out the story tomorrow and reveal punishment before the Herald blows it open. Talk of suspension for yet unnamed writer. Ain’t it great to live in a 2 paper town?”)
But, no – no damage control in the Globe, no damage in the Herald, where this kind of story is normally mother’s milk.(Too busy darning those Sox to bash the crosstown rival? Tsk tsk.)
Jim Romenesko picked it up, but no play we can find beyond that.
Just like Isaac, this is gonna pop sooner or later.